UK-France nuclear industries pledge co-operation

The UK’s Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) and the French Nuclear Society (SFEN) have committed to continue co-operation in the sector. They have signed an agreement that recognises the importance of […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

The UK’s Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) and the French Nuclear Society (SFEN) have committed to continue co-operation in the sector.

They have signed an agreement that recognises the importance of nuclear energy in ensuring emissions reductions and will promote collaboration between industries and skilled workforces in both countries.

New nuclear generation to be developed in Europe is expected to provide a source of constant and reliable low carbon power.

Tom Greatrex, NIA CEO said: “The UK will continue to work as part of the international nuclear industry, with particularly close co-operation with the French industry, who have great expertise as well as an experienced and developed supply chain.

“This Memorandum of Understanding will strengthen an already strong Anglo-French civil nuclear relationship and will help the industry ensure opportunities for businesses are maximised in both countries.”

Last week French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron called on EDF Energy to make a decision on investing in the Hinkley Point project.